Metalier’s metal coating can be applied to almost any substrate.
Metalier’s metal coatings are so versatile they can be applied to almost anything, with the one exception being waxed surfaces. Ooops! I tell a lie - there are two exceptions. Second exception would be people.
In order to be able to apply a Metalier metal coating we need to be able to rough up the surface to make a key and you can’t create a key on wax, or people either for that matter! Apart from that, virtually anything else is possible.
Metalier’s Metal Coating can be applied to timber, MDF, concrete, glass, plastic, cloth, fibreglass (or fiberglass) and polystyrene. Because of the range of substrates it can be applied to, the metal coat can be used in a wide variety of professions and industries, such as architecture and design, signage, art and films. Think of the possibilites of Metalier metal coatings in bars, restaurants, hotels, yachts, liners, on aeroplanes. Think of the possibilities of a metal coat for interiors, exteriors, on walls and floors – just about anywhere.
Ordinary, cheap and ugly looking MDF will actually allow Metalier to performs at its best and is the most frequently coated substrate. Metalier liquid metals will transform plain MDF into something beautiful and unique without adding any significant weight to the substrate.
Metalier in Auckland coated MDF for use as panels in the private dining room of The Sugar Club as well as doors in the bar area.
Metalier Liquid Metals are also suitable for other wooden or composite wooden substrates.
Concrete and metal are both strong materials that compliment each other well as can be seen by the stunning and evocative design by Ferran Bruges of Spain.
Metalier coatings are also able to be applied to concrete as it is an excellent substrate, as long as careful attention is paid to the rules of moisture and ensuring the concrete is fully and completed sealed. Consideration needs to be paid to whether the design is for indoor or outside, as well as ensuring there is no danger of moisture becoming trapped in or absorbed by the concrete substrate.
Fibreglass is another good substrate for Metalier coatings and don't require any additional sealing, just the standard undercoat.
The work by Natalie Tozer shown here reflects on the damage caused to the environment in New Zealand by the ship Rena which grounded on a reef near Tauranga port in New Zealand.
Auckland Metalier applied iron to the fiberglass substrate and then rusted it. After the rusting process the artist added the writing and the aluminium bars so that the art work represented the many containers that floated from the wreck into the sea.
Metalier liquid metal coatings can even be applied to fabric by way of Metaliers revolutionary water based flexible binder. The metal coating for fabric and cloth was a by-product of the work Metalier were asked to do for the film industry.
Once a metalier coating has been applied to fabric, it will still retain flexibility and can even be sewn by both machine and hand. The copper fabric rose shown here was hand sewn and the fabric was even able to be gathered to allow for the shape to be formed.